Georgia lost control of Jake Fromm.

Herbie susses where it all went wrong last year.

Herbstreit called Georgia’s offensive struggles in 2019 a “collective effort,” pointing out that Fromm didn’t have the same level supporting cast around him.

“They didn’t necessarily have the receiver play they had the past two years when he was a freshman and sophomore, they weren’t able to get the ball downfield in this offense, and I think eventually it caught up with them,” Herbstreit said.

“I think they also re-evaluated their offensive coordinator,” he said, referring to James Coley being replaced by Todd Monken as the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator.

“They’re going in a different direction, which I think maybe will help them moving forward.”

Amazing what this guy gets paid to provide the same kind of analysis you can find in the comments section of this blog on a weekly basis.  Give yourselves a raise, peeps!

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21 responses to “Georgia lost control of Jake Fromm.

  1. Cynical Dawg

    I despise ESPN with the heat of a thousand suns. I would love to see the network starve to death during this virus event. No more SportsCenter, no more College Game Day nonsense, no more “arguing shows”, no more Finebaum.

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  2. Capt. Tony of the S.S. Obvious will not stand for Agent Herbstreit treading in his already established land of “ipso facto”….

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  3. Biggen

    Herbie takes the world by storm after proclaiming “Water is wet!”.

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  4. Mayor

    Herbie gets his football info from reading GTP. No wonder he sounds like posters here.

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  5. Bulldog Joe

    He’s just putting that out there before Mr. College Football weighs in.

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  6. Castleberry

    Somewhat related – what’s JJ Holleman up to these days?

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    • Macallanlover

      That is an interesting question, there has literally been zero information, or attention since about 5 days after he was gone. I have never seen anyone so significant disappear so fast. One day he was going to be “the man” and then he was whisked away. Other than a rare mention in a comment discussing the “passing game that wasn’t”, i never hear his name. Really felt he had potential coming into 2019 season based on a few flashes in 2018. Hate it for him and his family but never knew the back story, and don’t know if he is OK, or whether he is still around athletics. Was a strange departure for a fairly high profile player on a high profile team.

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  7. Watching replays of last season, Jake’s footwork was garbage-tier. He made a lot of throws off his back foot gunslinger-style, but he doesn’t have the arm for that. When he had a stable base and stepped into his throws, he was more successful. I wish someone had been able to coach him out of that during the season. The WR play obviously had something to do with it, but Coley let Fromm regress fundamentally.

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    • I hated his fundamentals last year.

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    • The Dawg abides

      What’s the most perplexing is that I’ve read where Jake has worked with the same personal QB coach since the ninth grade. He’s been training with him intensely since the season ended to prepare for the draft. Also, all we’ve heard for three years is how Jake’s supposedly “a coach on the field” with a tremendous work ethic. With two full years of starting and the team playing at the highest level, I fully expected Jake to take a huge step forward in year three. No matter how shitty a coach Coley was, there’s just no way he caused Jake to regress as much as he did the second half of the season.
      Given all the factors I listed above, Coley couldn’t have undone all the positive work Jake put in for years. Fundamentals were supposed to be his strength. I expected Jake to be able to pick teams apart like Kellen Moore did us in 2011. I also expected him to be the type of qb that raises the play of guys around him, specifically the receivers. But this just didn’t happen. The offensive failures this year weren’t all Coley, or exclusively because of inexperienced receivers, or all on Fromm. All three factored in the ineptness. But a truly elite qb could have masked the other two issues instead of magnifying them.

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      • PTC DAWG

        I think he took some licks in the ND game and was never the same dude from then on. Seeing as we really had zero backup plan, everything was played very close to the best from then on out…sort of amazing we went 11-1.

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      • Mayor

        In order to have an effective passing game you have to have receivers who (1) can get open and (2) can catch the ball. After Cager got injured the only reliable receiver left was Pickens. Fromm had an interception where the ball bounced off a receiver’s face mask for crying out loud! The problem was the receivers and after awhile that affected the QB.

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  8. “We gonna block, and we gonna tackle. Were going to run, and throw. We GOT to protect the ball. No turnovers. Give 110%, play tonthe whistle. Dont look at the scoreboard.

    All right men!”

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    “They’re going in a different direction, which I think maybe will help them moving forward.”

    Gotta admit, that is some fine analysis.

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  10. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    “This is a simple game. You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball. You got it.” If asked – this is how Herbie would describe baseball (with a Bull Durham quote).

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  11. DawgPhan

    Just seems weird to argue that the 5 stars werent 5 starry enough for Fromm to be successful.

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  12. chopdawg

    No great insight from Herbie!…but, it’s not much more worthless than most of what I read on The Athletic.

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  13. TN Dawg

    Ouch!

    Must be awkward when your analysis dovetails with Herbstreit.

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